After widespread criticism that LeConte Elementary School is named for a slave owner, the Berkeley Unified School District will soon vote on a list of seven new names. Which of the following names is not on this list?
In May 2017, almost 130 families and several dozen teachers petitioned the school district to change the name of LeConte Elementary, named after one of the first UC Berkeley professors in the 1800s, Joseph LeConte — who owned more than 200 slaves with his brother John LeConte, the first UC president.
The star, named MACS J1149 Lensed Star 1, or LS1, was observed in April 2016 when researchers were examining images of a distant supernova, according to campus astronomy professor Alex Filippenko.
“For the first time ever we’re seeing an individual normal star — not a supernova, not a gamma ray burst, but a single stable star — at a distance of nine billion light years,” Filippenko said in a press release Monday.
According to Berkeley Police Department spokesperson Sgt. Andrew Frankel, no citations have been issued at this time, and for the time being, officers patrolling the area have been directed to only cite for specific vehicle code violations or criminal activity.
“We’ve had a number of auto break-ins and auto burglaries in the marina,” Frankel said. “There’s also been threats made against our community members who reside in the Berkeley Marina and city staff.”
Beginning July 1, 2018 — the start of the last fiscal quarter — the GA’s bylaws will be replaced with those of the Graduate Student Association of the University of California, Berkeley, or GSA. The GA began looking into separation from the ASUC earlier this year, citing decades of poor proportionate representation by the ASUC.